News from Printed Lanyards

Lanyard printing is a large, interesting and ever changing industry, and with that in mind we have set up our very own news section to keep you up to date with the latest in lanyard printing. In this area of the site we will be keeping up to date with the latest in lanyard printing and printed lanyard manufacture as well as sharing our insights into the printed lanyard industry. On top of this we will also use this area to keep our users informed with what's going on at and how this may affect them. We hope you enjoy reading our lanyard printing news!

Pantone Colours Give Your Lanyards Brilliant, Unique Shades

Today the Pantone colour matching system provides the assurance of colour accuracy in the manufacture of printed lanyards and many other products. In industries where colour shading and tone can vary because of technical details or the nature of the printing surface, Pantone is the benchmark that establishes order.

Invented in the early 1960’s by chemist Lawrence Herbert, the Pantone system uses a series of colour cards to establish exact values now universally accepted as accurate. In the field of personalized lanyards, this scale means that when a customer brings in original artwork to be placed on their lanyards, the manufacturer can match the colours and faithfully reproduce the design.

Pantone colour matching also provides assurance that the colors of custom lanyards will not vary from one printing to the next. Variations in printing colors could occur because of very slight differences between dye batches or even because of differences in printing machines. With the Pantone scale, these variations can be eliminated and the colour match from one batch of lanyards to the next can be exact.

Pantone colours include several shades unavailable anywhere else, such as metallic or fluorescent shades. This means that a lanyard printed using these colours can have an absolutely unique color. The message on it will leap out at the viewer, ensuring maximum noticeability.

Make Your Lanyards Useful With Handy Clips

People wear lanyards because they look good, but they also like for them to have some use. Putting a clip of some sort on your custom lanyards will ensure that people will find them useful and wear them all the time.

Several types of clips are available for personalised lanyards. For toughness and the ability to stay closed despite pressure or impacts, the lobster clip is the best choice. This stylish design will hang onto keys, a container or any other small object with a stubbornness that can withstand much abuse.

A low-cost option that is always popular is the well-known J-clip. The metal version is seen most often, but there are also plastic J-clips without metal parts for those who must pass through metal detectors.

If the clip will be used specifically to hold a card, perhaps a crocodile clip would be best. This option keeps the clipped item flat for easy viewing at all times, and it is another low-cost choice.

If the lanyard will be used to carry one or more keys, a key ring will probably be the best choice. Keys get used countless times every day, so this is a great way of making your printed lanyards indispensable.

A clip on a lanyard is a way of making sure it gets used, worn and seen.

To Make Lanyards Useful, Attach a Card Reel

Everyone is discovering that personalised lanyards are a great way to put a message or image in front of the public. Businesses, causes and organisations can find no better way of familiarizing people with their names and slogans.

The best way to make sure that the message gets seen a lot is to make the lanyard useful. Part of the reason for the popularity of printed lanyards is that they can hold various things. Attachments like clips or holders encourage this.

One of the best attachments is a card reel. This is a small, disc-shaped plastic case with a spring-loaded reel inside. The cord on the reel exits the case through a hole and attaches to a clip for holding an ID or access card.

The advantage of this handy device is that the card is always in plain view for security purposes, but when the wearer needs to insert it in a reader, he doesn’t need to stoop over. The cord reels out to a convenient length and then retracts after the card is used.

This ensures that the lanyard will be handy rather than awkward. It will be a useful item that the person wants to wear rather than an inconvenience that will soon be discarded. When custom lanyards are truly useful, they provide maximum advertising value.